2019 Vault Rankings
Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable transportation and electricity consumption by designing and manufacturing electric vehicles and energy storage systems. Based in California, Tesla employs more than 13,000 people across four continents, and manufactures cars at our factory in Fremont, California. We are currently constructing the Gigafactory–the world’s largest lithium ion battery factory–in Sparks, Nevada, and have begun production of Tesla Energy battery storage products.
Tesla Motors currently produces two premium EVs–Model S and Model X–engineered from the ground up to be the world’s best car and SUV, respectively. Model S received Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, and achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA. The recently released Model X includes the first ever falcon wing doors, as well as Tesla’s award-winning electric all-wheel drive powertrain. Both vehicles come with free road trip access to more than 400 Tesla Supercharger stations—the world’s fastest EV charging technology. Model 3, our third generation EV, is currently under development.
Tesla Energy produces the Powerwall, a residential battery pack, as well as commercial and utility-grade Powerpack storage systems designed to help reduce electricity costs, smooth consumption and create a more resilient electricity grid.
Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone; you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we’re trying to do too difficult.
Interns and co-ops have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects to help advance the company’s overall goals. The recruitment process aims to match students with teams and projects that best fit their area of interest and experience. Assignments range based on the company’s current hiring needs, but most often include critical path projects and hands-on involvement. We expect our students to perform at the same caliber of excellence as any other employee.
You must be a current student in good academic standing enrolled in a relevant program and actively working toward your undergraduate or advanced degree.
Preferred backgrounds for technical roles include, but are not limited to: Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, and Robotics.
Preferred backgrounds for our non-technical roles include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Sales.
Number of Interns: Varies
Palo Alto, CA